LaHood Officially in the Driver's Seat
Who said Fridays aren't productive?
The Department of Transportation got a new boss today when former Illinois Republican Rep. Ray LaHood became the 16th secretary of transportation during a ceremony at DOT headquarters.
Linda Washington, DOT's assistant secretary for administration, administered the oath of office to LaHood in front of his wife Kathy, son Sam, home state Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and new staff members.
A ceremonial swearing-in ceremony will occur at a later date, according to DOT. LaHood, unanimously confirmed by the Senate Thursday night, is one of nine Obama cabinet secretaries confirmed thus far.
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